Portugal vs Italy: Prediction, betting tips and odds
ROBERTO Mancini could launch his tenure with a win against Portugal after drawing his first game in charge against Poland.
Portugal will be without their talismanic forward Cristiano Ronaldo which could leave them lacking the required firepower to trouble Italy’s defence.
Mario Balotelli to score anytime: 5/2 with Bet365 Italy to keep a clean sheet: 12/5 with Betfair
Getty Images Mario Balotelli is 5/2 to score anytime
Mancini had redrafted Mario Balotelli back into the Italy squad after his last appearance in 2014 and we fancy the enigmatic striker to score anytime at 5/2 with Bet365.
The Italians pride themselves on a strong defence and the omission of Ronaldo makes a clean sheet for Italy well-priced at 12/5 with Betfair.
What time is kick-off?
The game will be played on Monday, September 10.
Kick-off is scheduled for 7.45pm.
It takes place at Lisbon’s 65,000-capacity Estadio da Luz.
The reverse tie will be held on Saturday, November 17 at the San Siro in Milan.
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How do I watch Portugal vs Italy for free and can I live stream it?
The match is available on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Mix, with coverage starting at 7.40pm.
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